WESTERN League chiefs will put forward their case to void the current campaign, scrapping promotion and relegation.

A meeting of The FA, plus leagues housed in steps five to six, is scheduled for tomorrow as key figures decide how best to map out the season.

Any outcome will affect Bridport, the Bees lying in 19th of the 21 Toolstation Western League Premier Division teams.

Wessex League officials will also have their say at the meeting, with the final say shaping Portland United's season.

Opinion is largely divided with football in suspense amid the coronavirus outbreak.

There are growing calls for the season to be voided, while other leagues and players believe the current term can be completed.

But the Western League unveiled its view that a voided campaign is the "only way" to fairly proceed.

Its' statement read: "The league has been asked to participate in a Webex meeting on Tuesday 24th March with all the Step 5/6 leagues and the FA.

"They have asked for our position as regards the current season.

"Although the board see this as the only way to conclude the current season, this will not necessarily be the final outcome from the meeting."

The Western League then outlined its position, arguing promotion and relegation based on points per game created "a problem".

Their statement continued: "Like many leagues around the country since matches were suspended, the board of the Western League has discussed various options for the conclusion of the season.

"There are a range of possibilities and, whichever one is decided upon, it is inevitable that some clubs and possibly leagues will be disappointed by the final decision.

"The view of the Western League is that the current season should be abandoned and that no promotions or relegations take place. In effect making the 2019/20 season void.

"The 2020/21 season should then commence (hopefully on time) with league constitutions exactly as they were for the start of the current season."

It added: "We see a problem with drawing the line under the season and then promoting and relegating clubs on a points per game basis.

"Clubs based just below the promotion places could rightly argue that with so many games still left to play, they would have a realistic chance of promotion.

"Equally, clubs in a relegation position could argue that they could overhaul clubs above them with so many matches still to be played.

"There would also be an issue with trying to hold play-off matches at a yet undetermined time in readiness for the 2020/21 season."

Western League football is currently suspended until Friday, March 27.